Events, Meetings & Announcements


TreeKeepers 2014

Various Dates - Kendeda Center

TreeKeepers provides practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions  including:  indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations.  Each 3-hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of the urban forest. Training is for ALL levels. For more information and to register, visit the Trees Atlanta website.

Cheshire Farm Trail Ribbon Cutting

Sept. 23 - Cheshire Bridge - 9:30am

Please join The South Fork Conservancy on Tuesday, September 23rd for the ribbon cutting of the long awaited Cheshire Farm Trail beside the South Fork Creek! We're inviting friends and supporters to walk the 1/2 mile trail from Chishire Bridge Road - lace up your shoes and join our celebration and tour! Parking will be available at 2470 Cheshire Bridge Road, 30324. For more information and to register, visit The South Form Conservancy website.

City of Atlanta - Infrastructure Bond Hearing

Sept. 23 - John C. Birdine Rec Center - 6pm

Mayor Kasim Reed has made a commitment to address the city's pressing infrastructure challenges, and the city is proposing an infrastructure bond referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements. This is a great opportunity to advocate for our city's parks with improvements to sidewalks, lighting and other amenities to increase the safety and accessibility of greenspace! Residents are invited to attend these public information sessions to offer input into projects they'd like to see completed. This session at the John C. Birdine Recreation Center will last from 6-8pm. For more background information regarding the bond, visit the City of Atlanta website. Wear a green shirt to show your support of parks!

City of Atlanta - Infrastructure Bond Hearing

Sept. 25 - Atlanta City Hall - 6pm

Mayor Kasim Reed has made a commitment to address the city's pressing infrastructure challenges, and the city is proposing an infrastructure bond referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements. This is a great opportunity to advocate for our city's parks with improvements to sidewalks, lighting and other amenities to increase the safety and accessibility of greenspace! Residents are invited to attend these public information sessions to offer input into projects they'd like to see completed. This session at the Atlanta City Hall Auditorium (Old Council Chambers) will last from 6-8pm. For more background information regarding the bond, visit the City of Atlanta website. Wear a green shirt to show your support of parks!

Georgia Conservancy's EcoBenefete

Sept. 26 - Summerour Studio - 7pm

On Friday, September 26, more than 350 friends and sustainability and business leaders will gather at ecoBenefet, the Georgia Conservancy's 2014 Distinguished Conservationists. The event will celebrate all those who played a role in recaptuing the natural beauty and splendor of the Chattahoochee River as it runs through downtown Columbus. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Georgia Conservancy's website.

Workshop: Engaging Neighbors through Park Events

Sept. 27 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 9am

Part of the 2014 series of Friends of the Park group workshops, this session will focus on bringing more positive activity into community parks, sharing ideas of community driven events that have been successful in raising awareness of new parks and recruiting members for Friends of the Park groups. The workshop will be beneficial for anyone looking to grow their Friends of the Park group and engage current park users and cultivate new park users. Reserve your place today, just $5 to register

Atlanta BeltLine SE 8K

Sept. 27 - Boulevard Crossing Park - 9am

The Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K is a run/walk south of Grant Park. The race starts and ends in the Atlanta BeltLine's Bouvevard Crossing Park in Chosewood Park. This route takes runners and walkers through the beautiful D.H. Stanton Park. The Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K is a fantastic way for people to become more familiar with the Southeast Trail - and burn a few calories in the process. Stick around after the 8K for more fun with an appearance from the Atlanta Silverbacks. For more information and to register for this run and others, please visit the BeltLine website.

City of Atlanta - Infrastructure Bond Hearing

Sept. 30 - Shepherd Center - 6pm

Mayor Kasim Reed has made a commitment to address the city's pressing infrastructure challenges, and the city is proposing an infrastructure bond referendum to pay for these repairs and improvements. This is a great opportunity to advocate for our city's parks with improvements to sidewalks, lighting and other amenities to increase the safety and accessibility of greenspace! Residents are invited to attend these public information sessions to offer input into projects they'd like to see completed. This session at Piedmont Hospital, Shepherd Center will last from 6-8pm. For more background information regarding the bond, visit the City of Atlanta website. Wear a green shirt to show your support of parks!

Southface Energy's Visionary Dinner

Oct. 1 - Fox Theatre - 6pm

The 16th annual Visionary Dinner will be held on October 1, 2014 at the Fox Theatre. The event, which features a five-course locally-sourced feast created by five of Atlanta's finest chefs, raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, high-performance affordable housing, green jobs training, clean energy and green building. Tickets are available at www.visionarydinner.org.   

Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition Meeting (PARC)

Oct. 9 - Woodruff Park - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department learn more about the community efforts in parks, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Join us this month at Woodruff Park!

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 11 - Langford Park - 9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Lynden B. Miller, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape

Oct. 15 - Atlanta History Center - 7pm

The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center hosts Lynden B. Miller’s debut appearance in Atlanta, based on her 2009 book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. The book chronicles over twenty-five years of experience and gives practical guidance on designing and maintaining public gardens as well as how to raise public and private funds to support them. Her message resonates with park lovers, city planners, architects, landscape architects, civic leaders, and elected officials. She makes the case that “good parks make good cities” and argues that beautiful parks and gardens transform lives, encourage economic development, reduce crime, and change the ways people feel about their city. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the Atlanta History Center website.

Nominate a Frontline Park for 2015

Oct. 15 - Online

Frontline Parks, featured on City Parks Alliance's website, promotes inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship across the country. The goal is to showcase the best practices of city park professionals and city park advocates as well as the most innovative and successful park partnerships. You now have the opportunity to nominate your park to be featured! The deadline for submission is October 15, 2014. Click here for details and the link for park nomination.

 

Eco-A Naturalist Walks

Oct. 25 - South Bend Park - 9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 26-Herbert-Greene Nature Preserve-9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Call for Proposals - Parks and Greenspace Conference

Sept. 17 - 5pm

If you wish to submit a proposal to present at the 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" please review the call for proposals and submit no later than 5pm on October 31st, 2014. No late submissions will be considered.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Nov. 15 - Morningside Nature Preserve -9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Nov. 16 - Herbert-Greene Nature Preserve - 9:

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Dec. 6-Tanyard Creek & Cathedral Woods-9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!